First PUBG Invitational Announced
Developer Bluehole Inc. and eSports company ESL are partnering to host PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS first LAN event at Gamescom, the leading European gaming trade fair.
Bluehole, Inc. is inviting 80 of the top PUBG players from around the world to compete in the first Gamescom PUBG Invitational. Select attendees will be able to enter the tournament on the spot, meet the PUBG developers, and play the game's latest build.
Over four days, players will compete in solo mode, duo mode, first-person duo mode, and squad mode. The player who earns the best score averaged from three games will be the winner. The prize pool will be set at $350,000.
Beginning August 3, PUBG players can purchase vanity items that will contribute toward the Gamescom prize pool and benefit charities of Bluehole's choice.
Both Bluehole and ESL have weighed in on the success of the game. ESL CEO Ralf Reichert said:
"The game's been a smash hit and its natural evolution into a competitive title has been incredibly exciting to watch. We're looking forward to working with Bluehole on this, and many more events to come."
The Gamescom PUBG Invitational will be at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, from August 23-26.
Bluehole and ESL will broadcast the event daily at 4 p.m. CEST through PUBG's official Twitch, Facebook, YouTube, Mixer, and Twitter accounts. Viewers will be able to engage with the players.
More details will be announced in the next several weeks. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for all upcoming Gamescom and PUBG-related news.